Paper Calculator Makes it Easy for Businesses to Save Money and Protect the Environment

June 17, 2008


Julie Stofer,, 202.572.3369

(Washington, DC – June 17, 2008) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced the launch of Paper Calculator version 2.0 – an extensive update to the interactive tool used by more than 3,000 businesses and individuals each month to switch to more environmentally friendly paper alternatives.

Paper Calculator v2.0, available at, features a number of improvements, including new illustrations, interactive charts, increased comparison options, clearer input forms and more readable output reports.

“Paper Calculator v2.0 makes it even easier for businesses to measure the benefits of better paper choices,” said Gwen Ruta, vice president of corporate partnerships at EDF. “This new version makes a good tool great by integrating feedback from some of the thousands of businesses that have used it over the past three years.”

Since its debut in 2005, the Paper Calculator has proven to be a robust tool for a wide range of users, from corporate purchasers to NGOs to paper suppliers and merchants. By showing the environmental impacts of different papers across their full lifecycle, the Paper Calculator is the most comprehensive tool available to help companies quantify the many benefits of better paper choices.

“The Paper Calculator is an intelligent, flexible and comprehensive tool that has helped Dell identify and quantify significant internal environmental savings opportunities and assisted the company’s green focus,” said Tod Arbogast, director, Dell Sustainable Business. “The tool also allows us to convey to Dell stakeholders and customers our commitment to the environment by striving to source as much post consumer content as possible. We applaud Environmental Defense Fund for its leadership and guidance in this space.”

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